There are various options to book Mumbai to Goa Flights ticket online. You can book through airline carrier website or through online travel agency websites like makemytrip.com, yatra.com, goibibo.com, expedia.co.in, skyscanner.com, etc.
To book the cheapest flights, you must first know how much expenses and profits the above carrier and travel agencies make.
Offers and discounts in Airline carrier web portal
Apart from the basic flight cost, an airline carrier will incur website maintenance cost and employee cost to maintain the website. There are also payment gateway charges that are borne by them. To cover these expenses the airline carriers add a convenience fee per passenger to the ticket cost that is booked online through their ticket booking portal without any compromise. They carry social responsibilities. So, they offer some basic discounts to students, army personnels.
Now coming to the profits and expenses of online travel agencies, online travel agencies are given a revenue of 0.6% to 1.2% per ticket booked. It is usually close to 0.8%. If a person books a ticket worth INR 2,000, the revenue generated is only INR 15-25 per ticket. They make profits only when a customer books a hotel or a tour package. It is more important of an airline travel agency to convert a ticket booking customer into a hotel booking customer, in order to actually make profits in the business.
This is the reason that you find less useful coupon codes to book flight tickets. Travel agencies cannot afford to give discounts and make great losses. Maximum that they can discount is the convenience fee that they charge during the checkout.
But wait, can anyone other than the carrier or the travel agency give more discounts?
Banking, Credit card companies and Payment wallets can add more discounts to promote their services and products.
Even such discounts were not significant until Amazon Pay, Phone Pe & Paypal started with offers.
HFDC Bank offered lowest prices in their smartbuy website with zero convenience fees and flat INR 200 discount on each flight ticket. The tickets were booked through either yatra or cleartrip portals.
Amazon pay revolutionized discount space in Travel offering upto a maximum of INR 750 flat discount and additional 750 in amazon pay wallet through yatra portal. There was small increase in pricing compared to other portals and they also charged convenience fees. Flyers were benefited to atleast INR 750 on full discount of INR 1500 including the additional cashback.
Soon, Paypal and Phone pe joined amazon pay to offer similar discounts.